Benefits of a Heavy-Duty Tow Truck

Experiencing a vehicle breakdown or collision can be a frustrating experience, especially if it happens at an inconvenient time or location. If you’re driving a large or oversized vehicle or pulling a trailer, you may be even more concerned and wonder if a regular tow truck will be able to safely load and pull your vehicle to a mechanic without it incurring additional damage.

Luckily, heavy-duty tow trucks are specially designed for situations just like this and are capable of providing safe and efficient transport services for extra heavy vehicles. There are many benefits of heavy-duty wreckers, especially when you need towing services for a large or unconventional vehicle. Here are a few of the main benefits:

  • They’re strong enough to pull heavy vehicles. Large vehicles such as RVs and campers, SUVs, trucks and semi-trucks, trailers, and buses often can’t be safely towed by standard tow trucks because of their size and weight. Heavy-duty wreckers are the largest and strongest type of conventional tow trucks, so can safely pick up and transfer larger vehicles to a second destination, even if the vehicles are in poor shape as a result of a collision.
  • They’re a safer option than regular tow trucks. Nothing’s worse than experiencing a breakdown or collision only for your vehicle to receive additional damage during the towing process. Heavy-duty tow trucks are specially-designed to tow these larger vehicles, drastically reducing the risk of damage by way of flatbeds and chains and hooks to prevent the vehicle from shifting during transport.
  • They can go out in all types of weather. Inclement weather such as snow or rain can often cause situations that result in the need for towing services. Fortunately, heavy-duty wreckers are stable and heavy enough that they can usually go out and provide services even in stormy weather.

Why Choose Heavy-Duty Over Light or Medium Towing

There are three main types of towing services: light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty, with the last performed by large trucks, called heavy-duty wreckers. Each of these types of towing is ideal for different scenarios and for pulling different types of vehicles.

Heavy-duty tow trucks are best used in situations where the vehicle that has to be towed is large or oversized such as semi-trucks, watercraft, garbage trucks, motorhomes, or other types of vehicles. Unlike smaller trucks, which often just hook to the front of a car and pull that way, heavy-duty wreckers can support the entire weight of whatever needs to be towed.

Southern Utah Towing and Recovery Services

SG3 Towing & Recovery can provide professional towing services for all types of vehicles, including heavy-duty. We have experienced and certified drivers and heavy-duty wreckers available to load and transport your vehicle to another location while giving you peace of mind regarding its safety and security en route. In addition to light-, medium-, and heavy-duty towing services, we also provide 24/7 emergency response as well as comprehensive roadside assistance including tire changes, lockouts, jumpstarts, and more. We’re a locally owned and operated business, and as locals to the region, we’re able to provide some of the fastest response times around. Contact us to request more information or a free quote